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Day and Night World Map

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The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 54' South
Longitude: 19° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.34 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.1"1002.79 miwest0° 00' 47.1"0.90 misouth1002.76 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miwest0° 18' 44.7"21.48 misouth21.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 25' South
Longitude: 32° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.74 meters/second, 1579.5 km/hour, 981.4 miles/hour or 852.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.36 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 18.4"981.29 miwest0° 09' 30.8"10.90 misouth981.08 mi
24 hours13° 01' 08.3"882.80 mieast3° 29' 57.4"240.57 misouth909.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 1:00 PM1471 km914 miles794 nmEast E
RecifeSat 10:00 AM1850 km1149 miles999 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 10:00 AM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 10:00 AM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 1:00 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:00 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownSat 1:00 PM2674 km1661 miles1444 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 1:00 PM2771 km1722 miles1496 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 1:00 PM2806 km1743 miles1515 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 1:00 PM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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